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was represented off the jet. skidding across the runway before the burst into flames. the ntsb the plane was flying 30 miles an hour shorter than it should have been as it approached landing. >> about three seconds prior to impact the flight data recorder recorded its lowest speed of 103 knots. at this time, the engines were aat 50% power. and engine power was increasing. at impact, airspeed was approximately 106 knots. >> all right. that is 121 miles an hour at impact. we also know the pie llot was making a first landing in the 777 at the san francisco airport. did that lead to the crash? in which so many were injured and two died. captain mark weiss, flew a triple 7. captain weiss, the pilot of the plane had more than 10 hours flying airplanes, clearly an experienced pilot. 3 4 3 hours of flying a triple 7. it is an 11, 11 and a half hour flight from seoul to san francisco. so he had neverlanded a 777 at this airport. how significant is his limited flight time in control of the triple 7 to this case. >> well certainly the ntsb is going to look at that as a factor, contrib out offi ioff
time ago the ntsb held a news conference on the deadly 777 crash in san fran san fran. what they learned about the final seconds before that crash landing, plus an "out front" investigation. did cultural factors play a role in the horrific accident? and a runaway train that exploded and has killed dozens. did someone release the brakes? let's go "out front." >>> and good evening, everyone. i'm erin burne. is the zimmerman case finally case closed? so george zimmerman's lawyer said today that he's done. he's resting his case tomorrow. i mean, some people thought this trial would go on and on, but it has been anything but that. and there is a good chance that jur george zimmerman will never take the stand in his own defense. now this could be why. a noted pathologist took the stand today and said that according to how he has looked at the evidence it supports zimmerman's account of the night trayvon martin was shot and killed. >> it's my opinion the muzzle of the gun in this case was 2-4 inches away from the skin. so the barrel of the gun was against the clothing, the muzzle o
, miguel? >> reporter: yes. not an official word for some time but the ntsb is speaking to all four pilots that were on that plane, those interviews will probably be ongoing, they want to know what they were doing and seeing on the cockpit on all the instruments and that incredible video that we're seeing now that shows us what a textbook emergency escape this was. moments after impact emergency chutes deployed from the plane. >> my god that's scary. >> reporter: you see one person zipping down and a stream of people running for their lives. one slide reportedly popped open inside the plane trapping people. >> we have heard there were some problems inside the aircraft. we need to understand why that happening. >> they're [ bleep ] running. >> oh my god. >> reporter: in a minute, dozens of emergency vehicles surrounded the flaen. the possibility a plane crash victim was struck by an emergency worker vehicle now part of the investigation. >> we are reviewing airport surveillance video. >> reporter: united 885 baiting to take off. >> these people and i think they are walking around. >> report
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is that the ntsb should give us more information on what the pilots are saying to them. they want to look at everything over the last 72 hours leading up to that flight. they want to know what their sleep schedules were, how they were feeling, their health. they want to look at everything that happened in that cockpit. they want to look specifically at what that plane was doing as it was coming in. they say it was on a normal glide path all the way into san francisco airport. 82 seconds before that plane hit the embankment here, the pilot disengaged the auto pilot. there was a slow and normal decent into the airport but as it got closer and closer, the speed dropped dangerously and right before impact, it was doing about 118 miles per hour. it should have been doing about 158 miles per hour. the pilot at the very last minute began to add thrust to those engines. when that plane hit the tarmac, it was actually increasing speed, but it certainly was not enough. michaela? >> back to the pilots, as you were mentioning, the importance of talking to them about those 72 hours was to say were the
.m. in the east. >>> we'll start with the crash of asiana airlines jumbo jet. the head of the ntsb that the flying pilot was training on the boeing 777 and the pilot instructing him was doing that for the very first time. the pilots telling investigators they had trouble with the autopilot just before the crash. we're also learning that two flight attendants were ejected from the plane when the tail tore away from the aircraft. they survived. they're now in serious condition. miguel is following all the developments this morning in san francisco. good morning. >> reporter: good morning, christine, a lot of the investigation is already done. but we're getting a much better picture of how this crash took place. investigators saying it was the landing gear that hit that seawall first. essentially a few feet higher they would have made it. a few feet lower, this would be a much more tragic story. three pilots were in the cockpit in the jet when it crashed on sunday. >> oh, my god -- >> reporter: the man in command was experienced on the experience 747. like this kln flight landing on the very runway o
with the pilot will be absolutely critical to this investigation. the big thing that the ntsb is looking at right now is how is it that this pilot, the co-pilot, perhaps two other pilots sitting in the cockpit at the time didn't understand what was happening to the plane and didn't understand how much trouble it was in. what were the other controls that they were looking at, what other devices do they have at the ready there? a senior flight attendant on that flight, she describes the landing that it felt normal up until the time of the crash. she also talks about what happened immediately after the plane came to a stop. >> translator: first, after the plane stopped completely, i went into the cockpit to see whether the captain was alive or not. i knocked the cockpit door, the captain opened it, and i asked, are you okay, captain? and he said, yes, i'm okay. i asked, should i perform evacuation? and he told me to wait. so i closed the door and made an announcement, because the passengers were upset and things were confusing. i said, ladies and gentlemen, our plane has completely stopped. please r
of aircraft. tonight the ntsb says it's already begun interviewing the four pilots on board. the two flying the jet and the relief crew. dan simon takes a look. >> investigators believe as asiana flight 214 was on final approach to san francisco international airport, its air speed was far too slow. >> about three seconds prior to impact, the flight data recorder recorded its lowest speed of 103 knots. at this time, the engines were at about 50% power and engine power was increasing. >> that meant that the pilot at the controls was frantically trying to power up, because he realized he was coming in too low. that pilot while experienced flying 747s according to the airline, had only limited experience flying a boeing 777. just 43 hours. he had never landed that type of plane in san francisco. in this exclusive video obtained by cnn, you can see the plane start to descend, it then appears to strike the seawall, loses control and crashes. >> he was also flying with a check captain or a training captain. there were two other crew members, another captain and first officer who were also flying.
. the pilots told ntsb investigators they set the auto throttle to maintain descent speed. investigators will determine if it was set properly. >> we are now going to be looking at flight data recorder information to validate parameters associated with the auto pilot and automation, things like the autothough throttles. we need to work to understand what the different modes are, what can be selected and what the crew understood. >> reporter: what the crusade they did understand too late was that the aircraft was way too low and slow. >> we have a flying pilot, and we have two other pilots that are in the cockpit and they have a monitoring function. one of the very critical things that needs to be monitored on an approach to landing is speed, and so we need to understand what was going on in the cockpit and also what was going on with the aircraft. >> reporter: the asiana flight crew was in the tested for drugs and alcohol after the crash as a u.s. flight crew would have been and at least one emergency chute inflated inside the plane. the ceo does not believe the plane it's such was fault
.s. flight crew would have been. the ntsb also confirmed that at least one emergency chute inflated inside the plane. the ceo of asiana airlines said he does not believe the plane itself was faulty. but did not suggest the pilots were at fault, either. the ntsb will interview the entire asiana crew, including the flight attendants, credited with helping to save lives after the crash. two flight attendants were ejected right after the first impact. this flight attendant was the last person to leave the aircraft and carried injured passengers, some twice her size on her back to safety, even though she herself was injured with a fractured tailbone. she said she didn't even realize her injuries. >> dan simon joins us now. that's incredible. i understand she revealed information about conversations she had with a pilot after the crash. what did she say? >> reporter: that's right. she is a veteran flight attendant. she had been with this airline for nearly two decades. the plane has just crashed. he knocks on the door and checks to see if the pilots are okay after the crash. she asks if she shou
, what are you learning? >> we got special access a little while back to a ntsb training center in virginia where they investigate plane crashes all over the united states. there is one small team there dedicated to figuring out why people live and die in plane crashes. >> oh, my god. >> it looks unsurvivable. yet almost everyone did survive. >> i feel very lucky and blessed that we were able to get those people out in that time. >> the lesson, according to experts, you can make it out of even a horrific crash alive. part of the ntsb's elite go team of investigators sent to san francisco is a group looking at how people survive plane crashes. >> this is all about impact. >> yeah. >> this is bailout blunt force, g force. >> we got exclusive access to their training center in 2009 and spoke to nora marshall, who led the human performance and survival factors division of the ntsb. >> tell me about the myth and how you want to dispel it. >> one of the myths is if you're involved in an airplane accident, you're not going to survive, and we know that's not true. >> one key reason you
was at the helm of this plane have to say about the crash? the ntsb is telling cnn they want to know as well. they are planning to question that pilot when they get the chance a little later on today. remembering he was still technically learning to captain the boeing 777. >> the 777 will require the pilot to take some specific training. so when we look at that transition training for him we want to understand that. we want to understand how different not just the ones before but what his expectations were. getting this initial operating experience, this on the job experience is really the last part of that before he is going to be a captain. >> so all of the other three captains who were on board, three pilots on board because this is a long haul flight and they have to do shifts, they have already been interviewed. stand by as we wait to get that information from the ntsb. they described a journey through hell and back. three young women breaking their silence two months after they were freed from the cleveland home where they say ariel castro tortured them and held them captive for nearly
on board say or do something before it was too late? we are anticipating some answers shortly at an ntsb briefing we'll be watching. investigators are questioning the men who were at the controls of the boeing 777 when it crash landed and broke apart and burst into flames on saturday so cat str -- catastrophically. the main pilot had 43 hours behind the 777, a fact the passengers surely did not know. dan, tell us the latest on the investigation. >> reporter: well, we know that the pilots are being interviewed. this is day two of those interviews. of course all of their decisions, their observations, what procedures were followed, all of that of course is going to be on the table. we know that the plane was flying too slow. the question is why. so hopefully the crew can at least provide some of those answers, jake. >> dan, the head of asiano airlines spoke and said there were no mechanical malfunctions, but he also defended the pilots. explain to us what is the message that the airline is giving? >> well, first of all, we should tell you that the ceo of asiana airlines just arrived into s
on the 777 and getting his initial operating experience in the 777. >> that was the ntsb's deborah hersman. the plane was flying far slower than it should have been. joining me is robert haguer, a former nbc correspondent who spent years covering airline accidents. robert, let's cut to the quick here. why was this plane traveling so, as it turned out, fatally slowly? >> that's the $64,000 question. that's what investigators have got to try to find out. it's incredible, the slow speed. the target, the speed that they're supposed to slow down to just before touchdown was 157 miles an hour. now translating that, some might have heard it in knots but i like the miles an hour. 157 is what they're supposed to be going at touchdown, minimum speed. already that plane had got that slow a half minute out from the runway. why they let it get that slow, they let it slow down then for another 30 seconds after it reached that speed, got down to less than 120 miles an hour. so imagine this great big 777 aircraft, big, heavy aircraft like that, going 120 miles an hour. it's inevitable it was going to stal
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